Adventures in Fantasy: Lessons and Activities in Narrative by John Gust

By John Gust

Adventures in Fantasy deals an exhilarating method of instructing narrative and descriptive writing that stimulates a student’s creativity and mind's eye. choked with mini-lessons, examining initiatives, and hands-on writing actions, the e-book indicates lecturers step by step easy methods to introduce scholars to the “magic” of making a whole tale within the fantasy/adventure style.

Before fleshing out their tales, notwithstanding, scholars are requested to build real maps in their ‘fantasyland’ – after which to put in writing a travelogue describing the atmosphere in vibrant aspect. This preliminary fantasizing encourages scholars to be wildly creative in growing the drama, ogres, villains, heroes and heroines featured of their tale, and at the approach they find out about the mythic journey.

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Then invite students to choose the transitions they might use to link together their paragraphs. Have them circle the transition words they think will work best. While writing their travelogues, students can refer back to this page, if needed. Keeping the Action Moving Another way to help your students link together paragraphs in this multiparagraph descriptive essay is to incorporate a variety of action words. Action words can help set automatically the readers’ minds in motion so that they are looking ahead to the next destination.

Sensory details and phrases with plenty of colorful adjectives • Transition and action words to describe the direction that needs to be taken for readers to get from one location to another • Mood words Travelogue Rubric If you’d prefer not to provide students with the guiding outline, it is always helpful to review the rubric by which their travelogues will be evaluated. This will make students aware of the specific criteria or objectives they must address in their writing. Before they begin their rough draft, read the rubric in class, discuss its contents, have students highlight or circle key phrases, and challenge them to set a goal for the score they would like to achieve.

Just follow the steps provided in the student pages and have some fun. Map-Making Prompt To get your students started, first pass out the prompt, and read it over with the class. Promote a discussion that addresses the following questions: • How can your fantasyland setting give birth to a cast of characters? • What does it mean that your setting will pull your characters on an adventurous journey? • How will a good fantasy setting create conflicts, hardships, and challenges for your characters to solve?

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